Salesmen Suggest Testing Tanks on Muddy Peace Country Roads

View down the four tracked Mercer Hill road to Clairmont with power lines alongside, 1928

View down the four tracked Mercer Hill road to Clairmont with power lines alongside, 1928

“Any tank that can travel on the Peace River highways after heavy rains can do anything but fly”  was the consensus of a meeting held by commercial travelers in the Donald Hotel.   I am guessing that this was a pretty informal meeting, probably held in the ‘beverage rooms’ of the hotel.  Nonetheless,  the road situation was serious, and another article on the same page suggested urgent action to get the government to deal with the need to gravel the roads.    This item addresses the perceived  lack of interest in this area by the government – “this country is treated as an appendage rather than an integral part of the province.”

Grande Prairie Herald ~ September 4, 1941

Grande Prairie Herald ~ September 4, 1941

Grande Prairie Herald ~ September 4, 1941

Grande Prairie Herald ~ September 4, 1941